6 Benefits of Pre-Assessment

Should I really be using pre-assessment with my students?  You might be thinking… I haven’t taught this information yet, so why would I assess my students when they aren’t ready? As a veteran teacher in the classroom, I have discovered many benefits of pre-assessments.  Pre-assessments are great for differentiation and monitoring student progress, but there are many more benefits to using this tool as well!

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10 Ideas to Teach Beyond Reading Comprehension

I am thrilled to share 10 literary activities that will help students engage with fiction texts. It’s more than about being meaningful. It’s about providing students the tools they need to deeply immerse themselves in literature and realize all the joys reading can bring. My name is Lauren Szczesny, the founder of LIT Lessons, and I know these 10 activities will help students not just

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A Writing Strategy that Works

A Writing Strategy That Works

I’m Emma Oliver, a teacher turned curriculum designer who loves to help teachers reach all students. Today I’m sharing how the RACE strategy can help your students develop confidence and skill in writing.    If you teach writing, you should know about the RACE writing strategy. The RACE strategy is a brilliant way to teach your students how to properly cite a source in response to

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